Agent Orange, 35 Years Later

The shot above was taken in October at the Thanhxuan Peace Village, a clinic, school and orphanage in Hanoi for victims of Agent Orange. Over the course of nine years, US forces dumped 20 million gallons, or nearly 80 million liters, of Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant containing an especially virulent form of dioxin, on the southern Vietnamese countryside. That brutal legacy of war ultimately affected nearly 5 million people and is now on its third generation.

I’m working on a longer story on Thanhxuan at the moment, and came across this today – a good two-part report that aired recently on CBS5 in San Francisco. Check it out.

Part 1 –

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkbnFfldsOc]

Part 2 –

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65KFpyxK0Ho]

via Channel APA

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